Let it Snow!

Objective: Students will learn about and make snowflakes.


  1. Students will look at selected Web sites to learn about the conditions necessary for snow and what makes snowflakes different shapes.
  2. Students will also look at the snowflake crystals at the Wilson A. Bentley, "The Snowflake Man" Web site.
  3. Students will design virtual snowflakes using The Snowflake Designer.
  4. Students will attempt to cut flakes which look like the ones they created using Snowflake Designer. My "Directions for Folding" start with an 8 1/2 by 11 inch piece of paper.

Internet Resources:

Here are some samples of the students' paper snowflakes:

Snowflake Hall of Fame: